Barbara Jo Burk, age 64, of Elwood, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital Kearney.

Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at Mae Bee’s in Elwood.

 She was born on Dec. 26, 1953 at Omaha. She was raised by Dale and Virginia (Leonard) Walston.

She was raised at Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1972. She was married and had one daughter Brandi. She worked at various places cooking and bartending. She would marry a second time and to this union were born three daughters; Jami, Linsey, and Charli. She found the love of her life in Don Smith and they moved to Elwood in 2006 to help take care of her parents. She loved spending time with friends, grandchildren, and shopping.

She is survived by her partner in life Donald Smith of Elwood, daughters Brandi Riese of Omaha, Jami Burk (Ryan Brizgis) of Tomball, Texas, Linsey ( Adam) Newbrey of Ansley and Charli ( Mitchell) Hedlund of Kearney and 12 grandchildren (6 boys and 6 girls) and longtime business partner and friend Larry Lammers.

She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Dennis Burk.

Elwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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